The construction of a report card for use in the elementary schools of Forsyth County, North Carolina

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Kathleen Emerson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Franklin McNutt

Abstract: For many years the one type of contact, designed to reach every Forsyth County home served by the public schools, was the periodic report card.1 The form used was typical of the traditional type report card described by Ruth Strang. The records and reports of fifty years ago were made for the purpose of judging the child rather than guiding him. His achievement in school subjects was recorded in terms of standards set for his age or grade. . . . Falling below the standard represented failure, rising above it spelled success, regardless of whether the level achieved was appropriate to the individual child.2 Frequently, the type of report card in use was the subject of discussion among Forsyth school personnel, but very little was done about it. At one time space for "Teacher's Remarks" was added to the card in use; and later, some general social and personal traits were listed for checking. There was confusion among teachers, parents, and administrators. This confusion was due in part to a lack of understanding of the real purpose of the report card.

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Language: English
Date: 1951
Student records
School reports $z North Carolina $z Forsyth County
Students $x Rating of

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